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Defense fails to hold off Vanderbilt's comeback

Playing not to lose: That’s what Georgia did. In a game where they got two INTs, one return for a TD, and played good enough defense to win, the offense played not to lose. Credit Vanderbilt, because they took it to the Bulldogs and played to win. Mike Bobo’s conservative game plan slowed the offense. Sure, he may be handicapped because of all the injuries, but it was too conservative in a game where they needed to score a lot of points. The special teams continue to be a major issue, and much like Florida, Georgia is a mess.

posted @ Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 12:18

Burglar confronted at Athens apartments

...we just finished filing a police report this morning for my daughters car that was broken into last night off Riverbend

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:43

Furloughed workers pinching pennies, volunteering

I had lunch last week with a local furloughed EPA worker...he feels guilty because they have been guaranteed back pay. This is just a long paid vacation for them, not a shutdown. I wonder if it's the same for others?

posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 09:05

Are free digital textbooks in the future for UGA students?

Don't kid yourself parents. As a parent of 2 current UGA students, let me tell you from firsthand experience that you will pay just as much for the new "online access codes" that professors charge to allow students to access and turn in homework, and even more to access their digital textbooks. These absurd fees started in order to discourage students buying used books. If my child purchased the professor's newest edition, the fee would be $25-$50. If they bought a used book, this "fee" would be well over a hundred dollars.

The professors make a lot of $$ above their salaries by updating their own textbooks every semester or so in order to require the purchase of a "new" edition textbook. With E-Books, they will make their $$ charging a fee to access the textbook digitally, or fees just to access the professors's homework, or to turn in their homework online. The University system is focused on money first and foremost, and textbooks have long been a huge money maker and will never ever be free.

posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 - 09:53

Waffle House patron opens fire on would-be robber

one point for the good guys

posted @ Monday, July 29, 2013 - 09:32

Feds to sift through evidence in Zimmerman case

[quote][b]THX1138[/b] - @AthensLocalSince1970: The whole thing could have been avoided if Zimmerman had remained in his car and not followed Martin. Zimmerman is a little man with little man syndrome and if he had listened to the advice of the 911 operator none of this would have happened. If Martin had killed Zimmerman wouldn't that have fallen under the stand your ground law too?
[/quote]

If Zimmerman was attacking Trayvon then Trayvon would absolutely have the right to stand his ground and kill Zimmerman if Trayvon felt his life was threatened...however, Zimmerman was not physically attacking or threatening Trayvon, just asking him who he was, and a simple verbal answer would have sufficed, but Trayvon instead made the choice to violently attack the "creepy a$$ cracker"...the racist in this event is pretty clear.

posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 12:42

Feds to sift through evidence in Zimmerman case

@THX1138: If a Black man killed a white teen that attacked this Black man becasue he simply asked him a question, broke the Black man's nose and was bashing the Black man's head against the concrete in response to a simple question, then I would applaud the Black man. Not to mention that this hypothetically white teen was in that location because he had been kicked out of his Miami school for numerous "discipline" issues including drugs, possession of stolen women's jewelry and burglary tools.

You need to rethink your racial bias and open your mind to accept that Zimmerman was either going to be a victim or defend himself against a totally unnecessary and unjustified violent physical attack by Trayvon.

posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 08:28

NBA receives overall A in gender report card

Why is it OK to ignore racial "equity" in hiring players, of whom 80% are people of color? because these players hired are the most qualified to do the job they are hired to do...plain and simple. It's time the rest of the world, mainly politicians and bigoted race-mongers, also embraced merit based hiring regardless of color...white, black or in between.

posted @ Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 06:42

In entire court term, justices see 1 black lawyer

...where's the outrage over the minimal number of white players starting in the NBA? it's an equally absurd scenario to suggest that skin color qualifies one for any position. Only those good enough make the team, and only the best 5 start....no matter your native country or skin color...the rest of the world's outlook on race, or ignorance thereof, should be modeled after the NBA

posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:34

Va. woman has no regrets over role in burial

"Imam Ammar Amonette, of the Islamic Center of Virginia, said that his group was never consulted "
Really? this arrogant SOB had plenty of time to launch an effort to discard the islamic terrorist's body but didn't do a thing except complain when an interfaith coalition actually took action.

posted @ Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 09:49

Are you a tax cheat if you shop online tax-free?

Cheats are the folks who pay no federal income tax, but get a check from taxpayers pockets via Uncle Sam because of tax "credits", own several Obamaphones for free paid for by taxes levied on the cell phone bills of the working population, etc...basically those who refuse to produce at least that which they consume are the parasitic cheats living of the sweat of the honest working man.
The only worse folks are the politicians who promote policies that foster dependency by providing the fish versus teaching those to fish for themselves

posted @ Monday, May 6, 2013 - 08:14

Electronics recycled at UGA event

would have been nice for ABH to promote this event in advance versus sharing results in hindsight

posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 09:00

From grade school to federal lockup: An Athens dealer's story

[quote][b]random518[/b] - T, our society has determined that he has a better purpose as a prisoner. [/quote]

Not so. This individual made personal choices that should have resulted in his being a long-term prisoner much sooner. What "Society" did was to provide the means (housing, food, school, and probably welfare funds) for him to make better choices that would have resulted in an educated productive citizen, and he chose to reject those options laid at his feet.

posted @ Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 08:53

Loss: Classic Center sculpture not at all 'amazing'

Taxpayer money should not be used for art. If it was, then it is an outrage, regardless of who likes it and who does not. If it was private money, who cares?

posted @ Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:34

Seagraves: Immigrants deserve great college education

Deserve? really? Obviously Seagraves has a much different opinion than most hard working taxpayers regarding what one must do and accomplish before "deserving" anything in life

posted @ Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:33

Tony Gonzalez says he's returning to Falcons

Awesome for the Falcons and fans...what an incredible athlete...best wishes to Tony G!

posted @ Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:28

Cuts ground Blue Angels, other military stunt flyers

fine-military is not for entertainment anyway...keep cutting the fat

posted @ Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:46

UGA will compare men and women profs' salaries for equity

possibly they should first compare whether each individuals pay is justified by their qualifications and quality of performance (called the "merit system"...a theory that was actually taught years ago in public schools). If they do that, there won't be any discrepancy based on physical characteristics such as gender, eye color, height, weight, skin color...blah...blah...all physical characteristics are equally irrelevant to one's worth in the marketplace.

posted @ Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 19:49

Cedar Shoals student charged with shooting another student

I went to Cedar Shoals in the eighties and it was a dangerous jungle then...now its just a pre-incarceration holding cell for alot of students who are there for free lunch, drugs, gangs and sex. Our homecoming queen had 2 kids and there was daycare at the school. It's time for government to stop fostering dependency and let natural selection take over. There are some kids there who want to learn and move on and up in life. Get the lowlifes out of the way, fire the bad teachers, pay the good ones and thank them for risking their lives at that place.

posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 11:29

Oconee County wrestlers 'peaking' just in time for state tournament

best of luck to a great group of young men!

posted @ Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:54

Confederate past: Uproar over changing park names

@Farmer GA: : how refreshing it is to read an intelligent post that presents the true history-both sides-and not just the racist side. thank you and i wish the media would report in such a manner

posted @ Friday, February 8, 2013 - 13:59

Broun to announce decision on Senate bid

seems like he would be a good person to start to try and balance out the extreme left members of the senate

posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 10:03

UGA climate scientist wants more African Americans in science fields

2 points:

1) Marshall Shephard is a great role model and we need more people like him
2) I am beyond sick and tired of the sanctioned bigotry in today's America..."UGA climate scientist wants more African Americans in science fields" what if it read "wants more whites"? the uprising would be tremendous. When will we all stop delineating along racial lines and simply want what is best for EVERY American regardless of race and America as a whole?!

posted @ Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 13:48

Georgia's schools are a drawback when seeking industry, says top recruiter

"Weak schools are a stumbling block for state industry "...mainly due to "weak" families who do not value education nor strive to succeed beyond government dependency, not the teachers so much or the funding

posted @ Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 09:26

Trooper in famous photo just wished he were somewhere else

I suppose an objective person would tie Obama to knowledge of racism simply by the fact that 95% of black voters exhibited clear racial bigotry by voting against the white candidate, while the white vote was spread more evenly between the two candidates...yes, racism still permeates America, just not the racism of the 1960's

posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 09:01

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